On December 13, 2015 John Gideon Hartnett shared his personal salvation testimony at the Church at Moonta (South Australia). This was part of several testimonies at the event entitled “The Wonderful Works of God” (Acts 2:11).
On December 13, 2015 Ben Hartnett shared his personal salvation testimony at the Church at Moonta (South Australia). This was part of several testimonies at the event entitled “The Wonderful Works of God” (Acts 2:11).
— no global warming at the South Pole for the past 37 years
‘For the whole of the satellite record, the South Polar region has had a negative trend. So much for a fingerprint of warming due to the enhanced greenhouse effect being greater warming at the Poles!‘ from Climate Depot.
The University of Alabama Huntsville satellite data (UAH v6.0 released in November 2015) shows no global warming at the South Pole for a 37 year period.
For the whole of the satellite record, the South Polar region has a negative trend.
In the book of Exodus chapter 3 we read about when God called Moses to lead the children of Israel out from under the oppression of the Pharaoh of Egypt. The following is the English translation of the Hebrew text Exodus 3:13,14 (King James Version Easy-Reading (KJVER) Bible used. Bold are my emphases.)
13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and shall say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you; and they shall say to me, What is His name?what shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel,I AM has sent me to you.
“Caught in the act”1 reads the news headline for the first-ever observation of a predicted exploding star. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova as shown in the image below (bottom right), compared against an image from months earlier (top right). The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova was calculated from different models of the galaxy cluster whose immense gravity is warping the supernova’s light.
God is sovereign. He is in control of all actions and movements of people and nations on Earth. He controls and directs kings, rulers and governments to accomplish His will on Earth. God’s will is to accomplish the salvation of His chosen—the elect—His servants who love Him. (All bold are my emphases added. Square brackets [ ] indicate meanings of words. King James Version Easy-Reading Bible (KJVER) used.)
We read in the book of Isaiah:
Isaiah 45;1 Thus says the LORD to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
The Lord God, the God of Israel, calls Cyrus king of Persia His anointed. God said He would give him victory over his enemies and give him treasures and riches (Isaiah 45:2,3). The Lord said He did this for the sake of His chosen ones of Israel.
Isaiah 45:4 For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel My elect, I have even called you by your name [i.e., Cyrus]: I have surnamed [i.e. to give a flattering title] you, though you have not known Me.
Though Cyrus did not know the Lord God, the Lord called him by name and set him up as ruler over the kingdom. Cyrus, and king of Persia, in confederacy with the Medes, conquered Babylon, which had already conquered Judah and taken many Jews into exile.
Today we went street witnessing in Chinatown in Adelaide. We met many (mostly Chinese) people who were interested in hearing about what Christ did on the cross.
One message we gave is that you can find traces of the Genesis history in some of the Chinese characters, which leads to a witness on the character of Christ that He is the Lamb of God who died on the cross to pay our penalty for sin, which we all have inherited from our ancestor Adam.
Caltech cosmologist Ranga-Ram Chary claims that he may have found evidence for the existence of a parallel universe. Many online articles report this.1,2,3 His claim, published in the Astrophysical Journal, suggests some sort of “cosmic bruising” — one universe bumping up against another universe — could explain an anomaly he found in the map of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The anomaly is in regards to a mysterious blob of light found in the CMB radiation, which allegedly is leftover radiation from the big bang.
USA Today reports:
Chary, a researcher at the European Space Agency’s Planck Space Telescope data center at CalTech, said the glow could be due to matter from a neighboring universe “leaking” into ours, according to New Scientist magazine.
“Our universe may simply be a region within an eternally inflating super-region,” scientist Chary wrote in a recent study in the Astrophysical Journal.
What is time? This seems to be a particularly intractable question!
Also, while space appears quite tangible and easy to visualise, time on the other hand seems an extremely elusive concept. Some theorists have thereby concluded that time is perhaps merely a human invention and that only space is real. However, many authors have also concluded1 that all mathematical concepts are freely created and so it is therefore invalid to single out time in this way.
Similarly, some scientists say that while time is not real the laws of physics are perfect and unchanging. This is part of what is referred to as the Newtonian paradigm. Time becomes merely a parameter to calculate kinematical and dynamical processes. However, how can we say that the laws of physics do not change with time when we do not have a rigorous definition of time?
Sir Isaac Newton said that he was searching for the way God made the Universe, in the laws of physics.
“The True God is a living, intelligent, and powerful being: His duration reaches from eternity to eternity.”2
In the beginning God created two people who were perfect in all ways. They were Adam and Eve, made in the image of God. Then they rebelled against the living God by disobeying the one commandment he had given them—eating fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. I don’t think the fruit was poisonous, since there was nothing in the creation that was, but this was a test of their obedience to the Creator. For without a choice Adam and Eve would have been just ‘robots’.
As a result of their action they were cursed, as was the whole creation (Romans 8). One result of the Curse (the Fall) was degeneration in humans. This would have included errors in the genetic code, not corrected for when copies were made every time cells are replaced in our bodies. (Before the Curse God sustaining power would have corrected any thermodynamically induced copying errors.) As a result the offspring of Adam and Eve, of which there were many, would have in many ways been less than perfect, physically and mentally. They then passed these inferior traits down to all their offspring, which includes all the human race, to us.